This issue highlights uncertain times for New Zealand’s cultural and historic heritage.
Margot Fry explains potential implications of the government’s Historic Heritage Management Review, while David Young discusses how the New Zealand Historic Places Trust is to be constrained further by funding cuts. We have reaction to plans to close the National Library Gallery, the value of which is shown by Young’s review of Anne Noble’s recent photographic exhibition, Te Hikoi o Kati Kuri: The Journey of Kati Kuri. In an update on the National Register of Archives and Manuscripts taskforce and its website we learn that the project will have continued funding.
In PHANZA news, we are excited to now have a website, created by Jamie Mackay and accessible through the first website for New Zealand historians: www.nzhistory.net.nz. Our new committee is also introduced. The officers are Gavin McLean (President), Bronwyn Dalley (Secretary) and Margot Fry (Treasurer). Other committee members are: Graham Butterworth, David Green, Michael Kelly, Tony Nightingale, Hilary Stace and Young.
Kelly also catches up with police historian Sherwood Young in ‘Profile of a Public Historian’, and we find out what’s happening at the Waitangi Tribunal and in the Historical Branch.
Read this issue: Phanzine March 1999